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January 2005

January 10
Advisory Commission for the two Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Conference Room B on the lobby level. Contact: Karen Trump, Director State Operated Programs, Virginia Department of Education. Voice: (804) 225-2702 TTY: (804) 786-2691 FAX: (804) 371-8796

January 11
Board of Education's Committee on Lowest Performing School Systems
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
2:00 pm Conference Rooms D and E, off the main lobby in the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This meeting is open to the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes presentations and discussions with representatives of private companies that partner with schools and school divisions focused on raising student achievement. Participants include representatives of the Edison Schools, Community Education Partners (CEP), and Mosaica Education Inc. This will be a work session and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov
Minutes

January 12
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms C and D in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

January 19
Board of Education Emergency Meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Noon Conference Room B in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia.

Agenda
Minutes

The topic of the meeting will be to consider the proposed amendments to Virginia's Consolidated State Application Accountability Plan Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

The special meeting is deemed as an emergency meeting in order for the Board's amendments to be forwarded to the U. S. Education Department as soon as possible. This is a work session and public comment will not be received at this time.

In addition to the Richmond site, several Board of Education members will participate in the meeting via telephone conference call from the sites listed below. The public is welcome to participate from any of the meeting sites.

Tom Jackson Law Offices
227 North Main Street
Hillsville, VA 24343

Willcox & Savage, P.C.
One Commercial Place, Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA 23510

Youth for Tomorrow
11835 Hazel Circle Drive
Bristow, VA 20136

Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov


January 19
Board of Education's Charter School Application Review Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am north conference room on the 23rd floor of the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This will be a working session and public comment will not be received at this time.
Minutes
Contact: Diane Jay, Virginia Department of Education; 804/ 225-2905; Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov

January 20-21
State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
8:30 am Richmond, Holiday Inn at Koger Center, Midlothian Turnpike Contact: Ms. Ossie Lawrence, Ossie.Lawrence@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: 804-225-2932 Voice, 800-422-1098 TDD
More Information
Minutes

January 24
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
8:45 am - 3:00 pm Crowne Plaza Richmond Hotel, Salon A
555 East Canal St.
Richmond VA 23219
(804) 788-0900
Contact: Alice Bryant, Division of Teacher Education and Professional Licensure (804) 371-2522

Minutes

February 2005

February 10
Board of Education's subcommittee on ESL
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am - Noon Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. The phone number for the hotel is 643-3400. Contact: Roberta Schlicher, director, Program Administration & Accountability, Virginia Department of Education; 804/ 225-2870; Roberta.Schlicher@doe.virginia.gov
Agenda
Minutes

February 22
Board of Education's Committee on Lowest Performing School Systems
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
2:00 pm Conference Rooms D and E, off the main lobby in the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This meeting is open to the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to attend. The topic is Charter Schools and representatives from the charter school area will participate. This will be a work session and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov
Minutes

February 22
Board of Education Student Advisory Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:30 am Sheraton West Hotel located at 6624 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230; Phone (804) 285-2000. This will be a work session, and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov
Minutes

February 23
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Agenda
Minutes
Public comment will be received. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

February 24
Teacher Licensure Committee of the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Holiday Inn Crossroads, 2000 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230 This will be a work session, and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

March 2005

March 20-21
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)

Sunday, March 20

TIME LOCATION DETAILS
4:00 pm to 9:30 pm Omni Newport News Hotel
Rainbow A Room
1000 Omni Boulevard
Newport News VA 23606
(757) 873-6664
Minutes
Contact:
Alice Bryant, Division of Teacher Education and Professional Licensure (804) 371-2522; Alice.Bryant@doe.virginia.gov

Monday, March 21

8:45 am to 3:00 pm Christopher Newport University
Ferguson Lobby
One University Place
Newport News VA 23606
(757) 594-7388
Contact: Alice Bryant, Division of Teacher Education and Professional Licensure (804) 371-2522; Alice.Bryant@doe.virginia.gov

March 22
Board of Education's Committee on Lowest Performing School Systems
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Cancelled Conference Rooms D and E, off the main lobby in the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This meeting is open to the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to attend. The topic is Turnaround Specialist programs. This will be a work session and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

March 23
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms C and D in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

March 31
Board of Education's Special Committee to Study and Make Recommendations Relative to Teacher Licensure Assessments
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Holiday Inn Richmond, I-64 and West Broad Street, 6531 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230. This meeting is open to the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to attend. The topic is teacher licensure assessments. This will be a work session and public comment will not be received at this time. Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

April 2005

April 13
Board of Education's Special Committee to Study and Make Recommendations Relative to Teacher Licensure Assessments
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Holiday Inn at I-64 and West Broad Street, 6531 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia.
Click here for directions.
Public commet will be received. Persons and organizations wishing to speak are asked to limit their verbal comments to three minutes each. Written copies (25 copies) of the remarks are encouraged but not required. If you wish to speak, please notify Dr. Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218; 804/ 225-2924; FAX: 804/ 225- 2524;
Minutes
Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov Advance sign-up is requested but not required.

April 14-15
State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
TBA TBA, Tidewater region Minutes
Contact: Ms. Ossie Lawrence, olawrenc@mail.vak12ed.edu or by phone: 804-225-2932 Voice, 800-422-1098 TDD

April 18
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Cancelled Location to be determined Contact: Alice Bryant, Division of Teacher Education and Professional Licensure (804) 371-2522

April 19-20
Board of Education's Student Advisory Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
4/19 10:00 am

4/20 9:00 am
Virginia Crossings Conference Resort, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen (Richmond), Virginia, 23059;
Phone: 804.727.1400
Fax: 804.262.2332
Directions
The meetings are open to the public.
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

April 20-21
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Virginia Crossings Conference Resort, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen (Richmond), Virginia, 23059;
Phone: 804.727.1400
Fax: 804.262.2332
Directions
Agenda
Minutes
Contact:
Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

April 22
Board of Education's Special Committee to Study and Make Recommendations Relative to Teacher Licensure Assessments
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Virginia Crossings Conference Resort, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen (Richmond), Virginia, 23059;
Phone: 804.727.1400
Fax: 804.262.2332
Directions
Public commet will be received. Persons and organizations wishing to speak are asked to limit their verbal comments to three minutes each. Written copies (25 copies) of the remarks are encouraged but not required. If you wish to speak, please notify Dr. Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218; 804/ 225-2924; FAX: 804/ 225- 2524;
Minutes
Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov Advance sign-up is requested but not required.

May 2005

May 10
Board of Education's Special Committee to Study and Make Recommendations Relative to Teacher Licensure Assessments
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Holiday Inn at I-64 and West Broad Street, 6531 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia.
Click here for directions.
Minutes
Contact: Dr. Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218; 804/ 225-2924; FAX: 804/ 225- 2524; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

May 11
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
8:45 am Holiday Inn, Richmond I-64, 6531 West Broad Street, Richmond Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Alice Bryant, Division of Teacher Education and Professional Licensure (804) 371-2522

May 13
Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road, Richmond Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Groups or individuals wishing to speak to the VACEG are urged to register in advance with Barbara McGonagill, Individuals are given three minutes to speak; officers or spokespersons for organizations are given five minutes to speak.

May 16 - 18
Standard Setting Committees for the Virginia Stanford English Language Proficiency (SELP) assessment
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
8:30 am Holiday Inn Hotel, 6531 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia May 16-17:
Grades 9-12 Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

Grades Kindergarten-1) Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

Grade 2 Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

May 16-18:
Grades 3-5 Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

Grades 6-8 Stanford English Language Proficiency Test

These meetings will be closed executive sessions (not open to the public); therefore, public comment will not be received at this time.
Minutes
Contact:
Ms. Shelley Loving-Ryder, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Assessment and Reporting, Virginia Department of Education, Post Office Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; 804/225-2102

May 17
State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Virginia Department of Education, James Monroe Building, PDS Room #2, Richmond, Virginia. The PDS Room #2 is located on the mezzanine adjacent to the cafeteria. Agenda
Contact: Karen Trump, Director State Operated Programs Virginia Department of Education
Voice: (804) 225-2702
TTY: (804) 786-2691
FAX: (804) 371-8796

May 24
Board of Education' s Charter School Application Review Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am to noon North conference room on the 23rd floor of the James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond. Meeting is open to the public; however, because this is a work session, public comment will not be received at this time.
Minutes
Contact: Diane Jay, Department of Education, 1001 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23218; 804/ 225-2905.

May 24
Board of Education' s Committee on Lowest-Performing School Divisions
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
3:00 pm Georgian Room at the Crowne Plaza, located at 555 Canal Street in Richmond. The meeting is a work session open to the public. Public comment will not be received at this time.
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education; 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

May 25
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Public comment will be received at this meeting.
Agenda
Minutes
Contact:
Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

June 2005

June 22
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms C and D in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Agenda
Minutes
Contact:
Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

July 2005

July 18
Board of Education's Committee on English as a Second Language (ESL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am Conference Room C in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia
Agenda
Minutes
Contact:
Mrs. Roberta Schlicher, Roberta.Schlicher@doe.virginia.gov or by phone: 804- 225-2870

July 18
Charter School Review Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Call or 23rd floor conference room in the James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Meeting via conference call to discuss the public charter school application submitted by the Community Public Charter School in Charlottesville. The public is welcome to join the meeting by calling the following toll-free number at the designated time: 1-800-337-3137 and using 6201 as the pass code. For persons calling from the Richmond area, please dial 497-3932 (local in Richmond); pass code 6201.

For those wishing to be present at the meeting, it will be held in the 23rd floor conference room in the James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

Contact: Ms. Diane Jay, specialist for Innovative Educ. Prog. Strategies, at 804/ (804) 225-2905; Diane.Jay@doe.virginia.gov

Meeting Minutes


July 21-22
State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
TBA Richmond, Holiday Inn at Koger Center, Midlothian Turnpike Minutes
Contact: Ms. Ossie Lawrence, olawrenc@mail.vak12ed.edu or by phone: 804-225-2932 Voice, 800-422-1098 TDD

July 27
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Public comment will be received at the meeting. The Board's policy is to limit the total amount of time devoted to public comment to 30 minutes; therefore, each speaker is asked to limit remarks to three minutes or less.
Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

August 2005

August 15
Board of Education campus visit - VSDB Hampton
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Hampton Public comment will be from 1:00 to 2:00.
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

August 18
Board of Education campus visit - VSDB Staunton
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton Public comment will be from 1:00 to 2:00.
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, 804/ 225-2924; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

August 25
Advisory Committee on Adult Education and Literacy to the Virginia Board of Education
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Crowne Plaza Hotel, 555 Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia. Minutes
Contact:
Mrs. Gloria Murphy, administrative assistant for adult education and literacy at the Department of Education; 804/ 225-2293; Gloria.Murphy@doe.virginia.gov

September 2005

September 12
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Crowne Plaza River District Hotel, 555 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Ms. Patty Pitts, director of teacher licensure, Virginia Department of Education; 804/ 371-2471; Patty.Pitts@doe.virginia.gov

September 20
Board of Education's Committee on Lowest Performing School Divisions
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
3:00 pm Conference Rooms D and E in the Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street in Richmond. The agenda includes a status update from the Richmond City Public Schools (which has been undergoing the division-level review) and a briefing from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools regarding a new program on division-level accreditation. The agenda also includes a review and discussion of the Board's newly proposed regulations on division-level reviews.
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

September 21
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms C and D in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Public comment will be received.
Guidelines for public comment
Agenda
Minutes
Contact:
Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

September 21
Board of Education public hearing on the proposed Regulations Governing the Re-enrollment of Students Committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (8 VAC 20-660-10 et seq.)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Immediately Following Regular Business Meeting Conference Rooms D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Each speaker will have three minutes to speak and should bring two copies of the comments, if possible. The proposed regulations may be viewed on the Department of Education's website at: www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/studentsrvcs
/proposedre-enrollmentregs.pdf
The Board of Education welcomes written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail. Written comments must be received on or before October 7, 2005. Please address comments to Dr. Cynthia Cave, director of student services, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; phone: 804/ 225-2818; fax: 804/ 225-2524; E-mail: Cynthia.Cave@doe.virginia.gov

September 28
Commission on Civics Education
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am House Room D of the General Assembly Building in Richmond. House Bill 1769 passed by the 2005 Virginia General Assembly establishes a Commission on Civics Education as an advisory committee to the executive branch of government. The meeting is open to the public.
Contact: Dr. Beverly Thurston, coordinator for history and social sciences at the Virginia Department of EducationBeverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.govphone: 804/ 225-2893

October 2005

October 26
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.

October 26 - 27
Standard Setting Committees for the high school Algebra II and English: Reading Standards of Learning tests
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
8:30 am DoubleTree Hotel Richmond Airport, 5501 Eubank Road, Sandston, Virginia. The meetings will be closed executive sessions; therefore, public comment will not be received at this time.Contact: Ms. Shelley Loving-Ryder, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Assessment and Reporting, Virginia Department of Education, Post Office Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; E-mail to darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by Phone: (804)225-2102.

November 2005

November 18
Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am Sheraton Park South, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA. Agenda and Minutes
Groups or individuals wishing to speak to the VACEG are urged to register in advance with Barbara McGonagill, (Barbara.McGonagill@doe.virginia.gov). Individuals are given three minutes to speak; officers or spokespersons for organizations are given five minutes to speak.

November 21
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure (ABTEL)
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Agenda
Contact: Patty Pitts, director of teacher licensure at the Department of Education; 804/ 371-2471; Patty.Pitts@doe.virginia.gov

November 22
P-16 Education Council
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
2:00 pm Governor's Cabinet Meeting Room, Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor, 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. This Council was created by Executive Order 100, which may be viewed here. The meeting is open to the public.
Contact: Sarah H. Finley, Deputy Secretary of Education, (804) 786-1151; sarah.finley@governor.virginia.gov

November 30
Board of Education Business meeting
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
9:00 am Conference Rooms C, D and E in the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia. This meeting will be the last Board of Education meeting for Jo Lynne DeMary as state superintendent. During the meeting, the Board will pay tribute to Jo Lynne's leadership and the Virginia Education Association will have a retirement cake for everyone to enjoy immediately following adjournment.

At 9:00 the Governor is expected to make an appearance at the board meeting and publicly recognize Dr. DeMary for her service.

Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Margaret Roberts, 804-225-2924.


December 2005

December 1
Advisory Commission for Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am Campus of the Hampton School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-Disabled in the Auditorium in Bradford Hall. Public comment will be at 11:00 a.m.
Agenda
Minutes
Contact: Dr. Karen Trump at the Department of Education; 804/ 225-2702; Karen.Trump@doe.virginia.gov

December 15 (Meeting moved to January 5, 2006)
Board of Education's Student Advisory Committee
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:00 am Crowne Plaza, 555 East Canal Street, Richmond (Meeting moved to January 5, 2006)
This is a working session and public comment will not be received.
Contact: Margaret Roberts, Executive Assistant to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218; telephone 804/225/2540; Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov

December 20
Subcommittee of the P-16 Education Council
TIME LOCATION DETAILS
10:30 am 25th floor of the James Monroe Building, Richmond Virginia Prepare the agenda for the January 10th meeting of the P-16 Education Council
Contact:Office of the Secretary of Education at 804/ 786-1151

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